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Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Faculty & Staff

Robert A. Ludwig, Ph.D.

Title/s: Faculty

Office #: Lewis Towers 648 Water Tower Campus

Phone: 312-915-7467

E-mail: rludwig@luc.edu


Ph.D. Systematic Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO, 1972

Prior to his appointment at Loyola, he served for 15 years as director of university ministry and as adjunct professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago (1982-2004). His award-winning book Reconstructing Catholicism for a New Generation (Crossroad, 1995) has helped develop his reputation as an expert in connecting with today's young adults. From 1982-1989, he served as director of the Loyola Institute of Ministry at Loyola University New Orleans. He is married, and he and his wife Kathleen have three adult children.

During his doctoral studies, he spent 15 months studying in Germany at Munich and Tubingen, with a focus in German political theology. His dissertation, "Theology and Politics in America: Daniel Berrigan as a Contemporary Profile," explores the evolution of Christian faith in relation to public/political life from the New Testament into the 1960s. His current academic and research interests include constructive pastoral theology, peace and social justice issues, and ministry to young adults.

As of July 1, 2012, Dr. Ludwig will be on a six month sabbatical. He will return in January 2013 to resume full-time teaching responsibilities.

Professional & Community Affiliations

He is the current treasurer of the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry (AGPIM), the past president of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (1979-1980) and has served as consultant to the U.S. Catholic bishops in their pastoral letter on campus ministry (Empowered By the Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future, 1984) and for the bishop-delegates to the international synod on the laity (1987). 


Dr. Ludwig is a frequent presenter at conferences, workshops, symposia, and ministry gatherings throughout the country. He welcomes the opportunity to bring pastoral theology into the crossroads of our contemporary life and is available to speak on the following topics: "Jesus in Galilee, Christ of the 21st Century," "Saving Grace: Patterns and Practices Toward the Fullness of Life,"  "Vatican II, Now More than Ever," "Twenty-First Century Discipleship," and "Pauline Boldness: Today's Circumcisions."


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